Where did you cut costs?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: Would you save or splurge?
    Spend the money on the $400 backdrop! : (14 votes)
    22 %
    Save and use the FREE backdrop provided with venue! : (49 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think they are both very pretty,

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Both look nice. 

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee

    @Marlisle016:  Are you needing to truly cut costs or are you just wanting to spend less? If you really are struggling to stay in budget, I would go with the free option. While the back drop can be nice, I don’t think paying $400 more will have that much impact on your wedding. Decor is great, but a lot of people won’t notice it that much (yes, you will notice though). 

     

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Marlisle016:  Maybe I’m missing something, but they both look the same to me. What’s the difference? (other than cost)

     

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love the free backdrop!

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would save and choose the free option. That’s what we did.  Also, there will always be some last minute things that you can spend the $400 on. 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Marlisle016:  maybe it’s the photos that are examples but I can’t see the difference in photos. do you think the $400 one is going to give you a $400 of enjoyment?

    you can’t go wrong visually either way!

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    I think the free one looks good but its missing a little uplighting like the $400.  I think that will make a big difference.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would pay for the backdrop. I am into decor and easily see the difference and the different feel they give. The free one looks like an inexpensive banquet hall room divider type backdrop almost while the paid one looks like romantically draped decor. Only go w the difference if you can see it yourself though. 

    Post # 13
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    The first one is beautiful, but I don’t think it’s worth spending 400$. It’s really not what people will focus on at your wedding. Spare the money, maybe you’ll need it for extra purchases or unexpected expenses short to the wedding date.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly, I’d go with the free one.  Can you cover the ruffles at the top with swags of your own colored fabric??  Or rose balls??  

    Honestly no one is going to notice a backdrop.  Spend your money elsewhere…

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Gah, I am probably not helping, but I always pay attention to backdrops and agonized over what ours should look like, so if I were you, I’d pick the $400. That said, for whatever crazy reason, the backdrop was important to me (I know darn well there are more important things but my bride brain latched onto backdrops for some reason). If it’s not to you, then the free option is also nice! If it was hideous, it would be a different story, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that one (and in fact, I kind of wish my venue had offered us a free backdrop like that one too!)

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    I personally like the free backdrop, but both look nice 🙂 

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